Planet of the Apes

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Taylor and two other astronauts come out of deep hibernation to find that their ship has crashed. Escaping with little more than clothes they find that they have landed on a planet where men are pre-lingual and uncivilized while apes have learned speech and technology. Taylor is captured and taken to the city of the apes after damaging his throat so that he is silent and cannot communicate with the apes.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Writer: Michael Wilson (screenplay by), Rod Serling (screenplay by), Pierre Boulle (based on the novel by)
Production: 20th Century Fox
Year: 1968
MetaScore: 79/100
ImdbRating: 8.0
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 03 Apr 1968
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 2 nominations.


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George Taylor - Charlton Heston
Cornelius - Roddy McDowall
Zira - Kim Hunter
Dr. Zaius - Maurice Evans
President of the Assembly - James Whitmore
Honorious - James Daly
Landon - Robert Gunner
Lucius - Lou Wagner
Maximus - Woodrow Parfrey
Dodge - Jeff Burton
Hunt Leader - Norman Burton
Dr. Galen - Wright King
Minister - Paul Lambert
(unconfirmed) - Gene O'Donnell
Human in Cage - Martin Abrahams
Gorilla - Army Archerd
Human #1 - Priscilla Boyd
Gorilla - Eldon Burke
Chimpanzee - David Chow
Child Ape - Billy Curtis
Child Ape - Frank Delfino
Child Ape - Buddy Douglas
Gorilla - Chuck Fisher
Gorilla - Lars Hensen
Chimpanzee - Norma Jean Kron
Gorilla Photographer - Robert Lombardo
Child Ape - Jerry Maren
Chimpanzee - Cass Martin
Child Ape - Harry Monty
Gorilla - John Quijada
Chimpanzee - Smokey Roberds
Gorilla - Dave Rodgers
Human - Jane Ross
Chimpanzee - George Sasaki
Child Gorilla - Felix Silla
Child Ape - Emory Souza
Astronaut Stewart - Dianne Stanley
Gorilla - Joe Tornatore